"The most rewarding part of my job is witnessing a patient’s quality of life improve significantly. When we can sleep and breathe better, we can redirect our energies toward the things that we love to do."
My name is Dr. Yasmina Ahmed, and I am a Sinus and Sleep Surgeon at ADVENT. I decided to pursue a medical career after witnessing my father having a heart attack when I was a young child. I realized then how important life is, which gave me the desire to care for and improve people’s lives. I chose the field of ENT because of the connection to our daily lives – breathing, sleeping, smelling – there are many areas for impactful improvements.
I chose to practice at ADVENT for many reasons, but the main reason is our innovative approach to helping people sleep and breathe better. Patients are often surprised to learn that their snoring issues may come from the nose. That is why the first step we take at ADVENT is to look at The Breathing Triangle® – which encompasses your two nostrils and mouth. Once we address your nose, you will find everything works better, and you can spend more time and energy doing the things you love.
As my patient, you and I will be on a team to improve your breathing. I want to ensure that you feel heard and you know you can trust me to help you feel better. Every morning on my way to work, I ask myself, “How can I help someone today?”. It is my honor to be able to change your life for the better. I want to give you the ability to redirect your energy toward your passions and spending time with the people you love.
A little bit about me, I am half Korean and half Pakistani. To me, delivering racially diverse and culturally competent patient care is of the utmost importance. I prefer to spend my free time with my family. My husband and I love to bike outside whenever we get the chance. I have also traveled to over 30 countries and aspire to travel to them all. My fun fact is that I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes.
American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Doctor of Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Biological Basis of Behavior
University of Pennsylvania
State of Minnesota and New Jersey
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Hours of Operation:
Accepting New Patients: Yes
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) / Anthem
What can I expect on my first visit?
At your first visit, we'll focus on finding the facts with an exam to ensure we understand the root of your issue. We'll talk with you about your goals and design a plan specific to you. ADVENT is the only ENT clinic that provides you with a complete Breathing Triangle Evaluation.
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
Most insurance does not require a referral. If yours does, we can let you know.
How can I check to see if my insurance is in-network?
Easy! Check our in-network insurance list: Wisconsin | Illinois | Indiana | Minnesota
If you're still not sure, call us and we'll help you sort it out: 888.938.3838
How long does recovery take?
Most patients experience very little (if any) downtime. You can resume normal activity on the day of the procedure depending on how you're feeling. You may feel like you have a slight cold the day after your procedure. It is recommended to avoid any excessive or strenuous activity for 48 hours after the procedure.
How is ADVENT different than other clinics?
One of the many reasons patients choose us is because we have a 99.7% referral rate. We also do something no other ENT clinic does: we give our patients a complete Breathing Triangle Evaluation. This evaluation is unique to ADVENT and puts a 100% focus on your airway issues. This allows us to get to the root of your snoring or sinus issue. The Breathing Triangle Evaluation has helped over 31,000 ADVENT patients breathe and sleep better.